The Indian Startup Show

The Indian Startup Show

A Weekly Podcast Show About Indian Startups
Entrepreneurs & More !
Hosted by Neil Patel & Friends

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    Ep32: Anirban Poddar - Founder & CEO of ShopHop on building a marketplace for natural home-grown foods & wellness products

    In this week’s episode I chat to Anirban Poddar. Founder & CEO of ShopHop (@ShophopIndia)
    ShopHop is an e-commerce platform which serves as a curated marketplace for natural, artisanal ,home-grown foods and wellness products. Since launching in January they are growing 100% month on month!

    We talk about how he got started. How many orders they get. Advice on how to pitch to investors because they won Pitch 2 Start competition. We talk about what first time founders should be focussing on , plans for the future. We also discuss Bacon ice cream & what he does on a Sunday!

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    Ep31: Vishal Shah - Founder & CEO of Haute Chef

    In this week’s episode I chat to Vishal Shah. Founder & CEO of Haute Chef (@HauteChefIndia)
    Haute Chef is a unique "meal kit" concept, They send a box of pre-measured, labeled ingredients along with easy to follow step-by-step instructions on putting together a truly gourmet dish in your home kitchen. And they are doing a couple of thousand orders month.

    Prior to founding Haute Chef, Vishal was an investment banker based in New York and London working with a multinational bank for over a decade.

    We talk about what inspired him to start this journey, his life on Wall Street. The vision of the company, to mistakes he sees first time founders make & plans for the future and much more … please enjoy the show!

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    Ep30: Anu Acharya Founder & CEO of Mapmygenome on promoting healthy living by understanding the role of genetics

    Today I chat to Anu Acharya (@anuacharya) , The founder & CEO of (@mapmygenome). Based in Hyderabad - Mapmygenome, is a startup engaged in developing genomics solutions for predictive diagnosis and prognosis, using DNA testing. The company raised $1.1 million in a pre-Series A funding round earlier this year. So we talk about how she got started , the state of the genome industry & what excites her most about Mapmygenome

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    Ep29: Sarthak Jain, Co-Founder & CEO of Cubeit

    Today I chat to Sarthak Jain , The Co-Founder & CEO of Cubeit (@cubeitdotio). Based in Bangalore - Cubeit is a mobile application which lets you collect content from any source in one place and makes it easy to organise and share. The team raised seed funding from Accel Partners & Helion Venture Partners with a product demo and not an actual product. So we talk about how he got started , launching & marketing apps to useful advice on dealing with those negative app store reviews!

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    Ep28: Vinay Mathews, Co-Founder & COO of Faircent on building India's Largest Peer To Peer Lending Marketplace.

    The future of banking in India is changing! and in this week’s episode I chat to Vinay Mathews , Co-founder & COO of Faircent (@faircent1) India's Largest Peer To Peer Lending Marketplace. This is a virtual marketplace that allows you to borrow and lend money directly, without having to go through the traditional financial intermediaries like banks, and with the estimated 50% of Indian population without bank accounts it's a credit starved market so it's no surprise they are doing really well!

    We talk about what inspired him to do this , overcoming obstacles and current challenges . the current state of the lending marketplace in India to what the banks think of the concept. Vinay has over 20 years experience building online marketplaces, so shares his top tips on what first time founders should be focussing on and much more ..please enjoy the show!

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    Ep27: Neha Motwani, founder & CEO of Fitternity

    Today I chat to Neha Motwani , the founder & CEO of Fitternity. Fitternity, is a discovery platform for workout classes and other fitness services based in Mumbai. The platform allows users to book free trials with exercise classes, personal trainers, and nutritionists.

    We talk about a number of topics including how she got started to raising $1Million in VC funding . Neha also talks about the vision of the company & Fitternity’s interesting hiring process!

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    Ep26: Vamsi Krishna, Co-founder & CEO of Vedantu

    Today I talk to Vamsi Krishna, co-founder & CEO of Vedantu (@vedantu_learn)

    Based in Bangalore, Vedantu are a Live Online Tutoring platform that aims to ‘personalize’ and ‘democratize’ learning in India.

    Vedantu is one of the pioneers of LIVE online personalized tutoring in India and operates on the ‘marketplace of teachers’ model. And they are doing an amazing job so far!

    Vamsi started his career teaching kids , whose parents worked at a sulphuric processing plant. in Barnala, Punjab

    We talk about a number of topics including how he got started to raising $5m dollars in funding .The vision of the company , what excites him most about Vedantu. We also talk about the fundraising process. What VCs are looking for. And core challenges the company is facing

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    Ep25: Faheem Gill - Founder of Dashroad

    Today I talk to Faheem Gill the founder of Dashroad. (@dashroad). Based in UAE, Dashroad focuses on bringing out the data from cars to help build a platform of connected car applications. This is done with a plug-and-play dashroad dongle that captures trip data and turns into valuable insights for the car owner.

    We talk about how he got started, his time spent working for Honda, Toyota and Silicon Valley, driver analytics and the startup scene in the UAE and much much more!

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    Ep24: Shilpi Kapoor - Founder of BarrierBreak

    We talk tech for people with disabilities, with our guest Shilpi Kapoor, founder of Barrierbreak. Barrierbreak provides accessibility and assistive technology solutions for people with disabilities.

    We talk about how she got started , her brand new app called Newzhook NewzHook is the first mobile news app that is accessible to blind & visually impaired users, deaf users and senior citizens.

    We also talk wearables, recent innovations ,her frustrations and her upcoming conference Techshare a national-level conference that focuses on creating a digitally-inclusive society

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    Ep23: Varun Sheth - Co-Founder of Ketto

    Today we are going to talk about crowdfunding with my guest Varun Sheth, the co-founder of Ketto (@ketto). Ketto is an online crowdfunding website for individuals, NGOs and businesses to raise money for their favorite causes and creative projects.

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